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'Explosives' sent to Clintons and Obama; CNN OFFICES ALSO TARGETED.

THE US Secret Service has intercepted a bomb that was addressed to Hillary Clinton and also discovered a possible explosive that was sent to former president Barack Obama.

A bomb squad was also sent to TV news channel CNN's offices in New York City and the newsroom was evacuated because of a suspicious package believed to be a pipe bomb.

Barack A US official told The Associated Press that investigators believe the explosive that was discovered near the Clintons' home in Chappaqua, New York, is linked to one found on Monday at the compound of billionaire philanthropist George Soros. The official said one of the packages had the return address of US representative Deborah Wasserman Schultz, the former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.

The package addressed to Mr Obama was intercepted by Secret Service agents.

Obama Neither Mrs Clinton nor Mr Obama received the packages, and neither was at risk of receiving them because of screening procedures.

The White House condemned the attempted attacks. Press secretary Sarah Sanders said: "These terrorising acts are despicable."

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Date:Oct 25, 2018
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